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STJGAE 96 Degree Test Centrifugals, 4c; Per Ton, $80.00.
88 Analysis Beets; 9s. 3d.; Per Ton, $78.60.
U. S. WEATHEE BUREAU, October 5. Iast 24 hours rainfall, .00.
Temperature, Max. 82; Min. 71. Weather, fair.
HONOLULU, : HAWAII TERRITORY, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, i9c6
VOL. XLIV., NO. 7539-
PRICE FIVE CENTS,
Portland People Glad
to Keep Boat
Portland has determined to main
tain the foothold she has already ob
tained in a commercial way with the
Hawaiian Islands, by making enough
business to Iteep the Matson liner
Hilonlan in service between that city
and Honolulu. The merchants there
have procured enough orders and
freight to make the trip worth while.
It look as if the business would be
maintained to keep the Hllonian al
most constantly on this route. The
vessel is scheduled to leave Portland
for Honolulu today. The Portland
Oregonian of September 23 has the
following on Portland's trade rela
tions with Honolulu:
According to advices received yes
terday by Agent M. J. Lindsay, of the
local office of the Matson Navigation
Company, which concern owns and
operates the steamship Hilonian, the
steamer will leave San Francisco for
Portland on September 29 and will
leave Portland for the islands about
Some few days ago, in response to
several anxious Queries on the part
of local shippers, Mr. Lindsay wired
the home office of the company in
quiring whether the steamer was to
call here this trip on account of the
contemplated repairs, and the answer
indicates that the local trade is espe
cially desirable to the company, and
the Hilonian will not be taken off, at
least for the present.
At the present; time about 800 tons
of general freight is in eight for the
next trip of the Hawaiian liner, and
more business is expected before the
vessel reaches the local harbor. Appli
cations for space rates are being re
ceived in promising quantities. and
the agent believes that when the
steamer sails from Portland she will
have a cargo that will prove exceed
ingly gratifying to the operators of
The recent visit of W. A. Mears to
the islands has stimulated the interest
not only at that end of the line, but
locally as well, and the Portland mer
chants are' commencing to see where
a new and untried market is opening
for them. Whether they take advan
tage of this market or not remains to
be seen, but in all probability this
city will shortly be in much closer
touch with the merchants of the is
ands than was ever thought of before.
Mr. Mears will address the commer
cial organizations on this subject next
week, when he will tell them of his
observations made during his recent
visit there as agent of the people of
Portland, and as he is very favorably
impressed with the possibility of es
tablishing permanent trade relations
with the people of the Hawaiian
group, the possibility of maintaining
the steamship's service between the
local port said the islands is of the
Agent Lindsay is doing his utmost
to interest the islanders in the trade
with Portland and the Northwest, and
recently sent cable messages to isl
and consumers quoting prices on
flour, feed, hay, errain. potatoes, on
ions, seeds and other vegetables and
staples used there to any extent, and
in response to these messages a num
ber of orders have been received.
Of the TOO or 800 tons already in
sight, the principal portion of this con
sists of lumber and lumber products.
Orders for sashes, loorst windows and
other building materials have been re
ceived to a larg extent, and lumber
to the amount of 50.000 feet will add to
this portion of th cargo.
This freight would have been shipped
via the American-Hawaiian Company
from Pusret Sound had not the Hilo
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UMAUMA SAYS BROWN WILL
WINK AT SMALL OFFENCES
At Bethel street corner yesterday,
Stephen Umauma, the one-armed ora
tcr of the - polw-e machine, occupied
most of th-; time and urged a vote fo
the straight Republican ticket. When
he came to the name of Brown he waa
vociKious in his support and one of
his leading points why Hawaiian
srouUI r.il votf for Brown w
vhslrt Brown would, of e,.urse. appre. j
ii'.T.n anu punisn i nose wno committed
serious crimes and felonies, all the
smaller offenses, "as we all well know,
added Umauma. "Brown winks at and
lets the people do as they please." The
orator doubted whether Iaukea would
be as obliging. ,
THE R ALTO
Street Gossip Among
The rumor that Abe Fernandez had
withdrawn from the race for Super
visor at Large could not be traced to
any reliable source yesterday, though
the Democrats were earnest in their
efforts to do so. And in chasing the
matter the true inwardness of the ac
tion of the Home Rule candidate was
brought to the suiface. He wanted to
be the nominee of the Democratic par
ty and was so disappointed at the re
sult that he could not restrain himself.
"When Fernandez came into the cau
cus before the convention," said one
of the party yesterday, "he found the
delegates were for Harvey and started
to leave the room. Harvey learned of
the matter and he called upon the del
egates to stand by Fernandez. The re
sult of that little spiel was the en
dorsement of Abe. After the caucus,
and while a bunch of delegates col
lected at the corner, Fernandez re
marked that there seemed to be a di
vision in. the party and if the dele
gates did not stand by him in the con
vention he would not be of the party.
I This remark was not communicated to
Harvey, so I am informed, but it ran
Ikled in the breasts of the delegates,
' and when the vote was taken in the
1 convention Harvey received the nomi
nation for Supervisor at Large and
Fernandez .that for Supervisor from
this district. When the result was
made known, Abe stood in front of the
chair and announced to the convention
that he would no longer be with the
party, and walked out.
! "I know that Harvey vwas hurt by
' this action, because he had always
looked upon Fernandez as a warm
friend and was an admirer of his. I
am satisfied from what he has told
me that he would have, made a com
promise with Fernandez so he could
have had all the honor there is in the
place, but the men seem so far apart
now that I do not believe anything
can be done to straighten out the mat
ter. Fernandez is certainly not strong
in the party, and there will not be
enough Home Rule votes to make an
impression. We begin to feel now that
he is doing what he is so as to punish
Harvey for something he is not guilty
of. He is digging a hole forHarvey
which he himself will fill, and Harris
will shovel the dirt on both. Abe will
,have no more chance for election than
some of the other men on the ticket. I
do not believe the story implicating
Abe with the money deal in which he
and Charlie Achi were alleged to be
concerned. Harvey does not credit the
story, and bases his opinion upon his
long acquaintance with Fernandez. The
belief was alive, after that story was
given a boost, that he would withdraw
as a proof that he had no part in the
deal, but it looks to me as though he
will stick and it will strengthen the
opinion that he Is in the fight only as
a spite against Harvey."
A DROOPING CAUSE.
As time passes the merry ha! ha!
given by the machine men to those
who express an opinion contrary to
their own grows less merry. Even in
the ranks of the strongest of the Vida
supporters there is a feeling that their
candidate will be beaten by Jarrett.
Said a member of the Republican
County Committee yesterday:
"The Advertiser has the reputation
this year of being the biggest knocker
in the foundry. Perhaps it does show
strength in swinging the hammer, and
perhaps, in some things, it goes wide
of the mark, but if the people read
between the lines they will see the ob
ject of the attacks and agree with me
that they are right in many instances
and wrong in a few. I do not hesitate
to say to you that the Advertiser will
Win out in its fiht against Vida; it
has him skinned by three long blocks.
He has no more chance of election now
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A Honolulu lawyer said yesterday.
"I as-ked one of my clients, a saloon
man, why he didn't support Iaukea for
Sheriff. He answered that he liked
Iaukea personally, but it was simply
a matter of business. Under Brown the
town was a wide-open one and the sa
loons made money. As for Iaukea, he
understood that he would strictly en
force the law and he, for one, could
not afford to have such a Sheriff in
The bars around town have blossom
ed out with Brown and Vida litho
graphs and the saloon men say that
orders have been given not to arrest
any of their white or native ratrons.
WAS THERE EARTHQUAKE
ON PACIFIC BED BEFORE
THE VALPARAISO SHOCK?
The tidal wave on the Maui coast some hours before the earth
quake occurred at Valparaiso may now be accounted for by the
concluding paragraph of the following 'Associated Press dispatch :
NEW YORK, Sept. 18. Shipping.men were much interested
today in a cable despatch from Tokio which stated that the Cana
dian Pacific Railway Company's steamer Empress of China, on ar
riving there on Sunday, reported that considerable changes have
taken place in Pacific Ocean currents. They regard this as ac
counting for the stranding of so many steamers ip the. Pacific re
cently in the vicinity of the Hawaiian Islands. The steamers Man
churia and Mongolia and the United States transports Thomas and
Sheridan have met this fate.
The Tokio despatch adds that the report of tidal changes
harmonizes with the Kobe observatory's report of a great earth
quake in mid-Pacific, which preceded the convulsion at Valparaiso
by several hours, and it is believed to have made important changes
in the bed of the ocean.
Mrs. George Gear Has
Strange and Painful
Mrs. George D. Gear met with an
unusual and painful accident at her
home at Kaimuki yesterday.
The Judge is quite a farmer and live
stock is greatly in evidence about his
premises. Two cows and calves af
ford much milk and opportunity for
pleasant study of bovine traits to the
Yesterday morning Airs. Gear wanted
to milk one of the cows, and In order
to get it to the milking shed, pro
ceeded to tie a rope round the neck
of the calf, thinking that where the
calf went the cow would follow.
The cow, which is famous for its
tameness and good nature, watched the
roping of the calf with an angry eye,
and suddenly made a rush at Mrs.
Gear, tossing the lady over a fence into
the next lot.
She was picked up much bruised and
stayed in bed all day. No serious re
sults are apprehended.
Judge Gear was appearing In a case
in the District Court when he receiv
ed a telephone message that his wife
"had been horned by a cow."
The case was dropped for the time
being and the Judge set out for his
He was greatly relieved, on his ar
rival, to find things no worse than
SNEAK THIEF STEALS
MONEY AID CLOTHES
Some time ago a sneak thief who
had evidently been inspecting H. E.
Cooper's vacant residence on Beretania
avenue, tore a picket or two off a di
viding fence and entered the Wunden
berg premises next door.
Going by the rear of the house, he
entered the servants' quarters and stole
$30 in gold from beneath the pillow
of a Japanese table boy. He also got
away with a new suit of clothes be
longing to a yard boy, who was using
the same room. j
The thief next visited the room of j
a Chinese servant, but was seen, and
an alarm raised. He got clean away
with the swag.
TONY AFONG CABLES HE
HAS NO WILL OF FATHER
Steps May Be Taken
Daughters to Claim
Cable information from Hongkong since the death of Mr. C.
Along on September 25, is to the effect that no will is in the pos
session of Mr. Tony Afong, his eldest son. There is a possibility
that Mr. Afong left no will and that he may have disposed of much
of his estate, reputed to be very large, long before his death.
It is understood that some of the sons and daughters here
may retain counsel to look up the law relating to Mr. Afong' s in
terests, both here and in China, to determine what right, if any, I
they mav have to the China estate. In all likelihood some one of
the family may leave for China at
Mr. Damon, business agent in
a cablegram a day or two ago from Tony Afong about-as follows:
1 have not got the will.
Peculiar Actions May
HILO, October 2. The crater of Ki
lauea is reported to be acting queerly
and the' volcano guides are looking for
increased activity in the pit. The smoke
has decreased in amount and is darker
in appearance and intermittent In ac
tion. At the same time the steam in
the sulphur baths is so much hotter
than usual as to be uncomfortable.
There has been no rain during the past
two weeks and the weather has been
JAPANESE WOMAN MURDERED.
A Japanese woman, the wife of a
plantation laborer, who had been sold
recently by the husband to another
man for 60. was found murdered last
Tuesday, presumably by the husband,
who has disappeared. A warrant for
Yamada's arrest has been Issued.
COFFEE GROWERS' MISTAKE.
Geo. W. McDongall, in charge of the
Kona Agricultural Company's planta
tion, has demonstrated that a serious
mistake was made in the early experi
ments wih coffee in this island in the
system of trimming trees. He says it
is a demonstrated fact that trees should
be allowed to grow and not be pruned
back, as was done by all coffee growers
here. He also approves of planting
trees as closely as three feet apart In
each direction and thinning out as trees
attain their growth. The benefit of al
lowing the coffee trees to grow without
trimming was accidentally discovered
by a man having a few coffee trees
near Hilo, attentien to which was called
by the Tribune recently.
THE KTNAU'S PASSENGERS.
(By Wireless Telegraph.)
HIL), October 5. Following is the
list of Kinau passengers from this
port: H. R. Bryant, Dr. Norgaard and
son, J. J. Maguire, vife and children;
II. E. Picker, C. W. Ashford. A. C.
Gibb. R. Lindsay, M. Pringle, H.
Vicars. J. Wakefield, James Fiddes and
wife. Miss -Souires, S. M. Damon.
by Some of Sons and
the Estate Left by
an early date to represent the
Hawaii for Mr. Afong, received
, IN NEW ORLEANS
Loss of a Million DoJIars by Yesterday's Tornado
A Number of Sugar Mills Demolished
Losses of Life Not Large.
(Associated Press Cablegrams.)
NEW ORLEANS, October 5. Severe tornadoes have prevail
ed today about this place and Mobile and vicinity. Many buildings
were wrecked and seven persons killed. The damage will reach
. NEW ORLEANS, October 6. The damage to this city from
the storm will reach $1,000,000. A number of sugar mills have been
demolished and 800 buildings damaged.'
ATLANTA, October 6.-r-Sixty negroes have been indicted for
murder in connection with the recent race troubles and sixteen
whites for rioting. '
ANOTHER MINING TRAGEDY.
BLOSSBURG, New Mexico, October 6. By an explosion in
the Dutchman mine here fifteen men lost their lives. Four of the
dead have been recovered.
BODIES FROM THE MINE.
RICHMOND, October 6.
recovered from the Pocohontas
TEN TERRORISTS HANGED.
drumhead court-martial yesterday
BROKE JAIL AT SEATTLE.
SEATTLE, October 6. Eight men escaped from the city
prison yesterday and one was recaptured.
. , -
HAVANA, October 6. Disarmament will be completed Mon
NEW YORK, October 5. The steamer Bermudian is aground
in the channel.
UFA, Russia, October 5. A Russian mail train at this place
was today robbed of $125,000.
WARSAW, October 5. The military patrol today killed two
prisoners when attacked by revolutionist rescuers.
CONSTANTINOPLE, October 5. The Sultan today received
J. S. Leishman, the new American Embassador to Turkey.
SAN FRANCISCO, October 5. Two men, who are suspected
of being the robbers who stole $5000 from the Japanese bank sev
eral days ago after murdering the Manager and injuring a clerk, are
PHILADELPHIA, October 5. An explosion of gas occurred
here today in an uncompleted subway, resulting in seven persons
being killed and a dozen being injured. A number of business
blocks in the vicinity were damaged by the concussion. Thousands
of dollars damage was done.
FOR BIG PULL
Every detail In connection with the
I reparations for refloating the trans
pert Sheridan have been completed, and
today, probably this afternoon, a com
bined pull will be made by the Buford,
Manning and Iroquois, in which it is
confidently expected that the stranded
vcfsel will be hauled off the sand and
towed safely into port.
So far, since the beaching of the
ship, ther has been no attempt made
c pet her off. She is resting lightly,
having struck the beach at a slow
speed, so slow, in fact, that she did not
ground firmly enough and had to be
worked further ashore to hold her
aoxAx- vterdav three more anchors
were laid, upon which she will pull to
day, and all the cables arranged for the
The steamer Iwalanl ha? been work
in? at Berber's Point, picking up the
tackle lft there. She returned to the
Sheridan yesterday afiernoon, bringing
one of the anchors to be placed. She
returned to port last night, unloaded
Twenty - nine more bodies have been
6. Ten terrorists were tried at
The experiment in the commercial
growing of tobacco being made by J.
Krc-tschmar at Uamakua is progress
ing in a highly satisfactory manner.
The crop planted is ready for cutting
and is in appearance all it ought to
be. The sweating process to follow
gives the flavor and texture to the leaf,
and as the proof of he cigar is in the
smoking, full assurance of success can
only come with the finished article. The
variety being tried is the Vuelta Abajo.
a Cuban tobacco, and the best and,
highest-priced grown. It la worth as
high as $4 a pound, and as there will
be about a ton of tobacco on this acre
;end a half it would appear to be a
profitable crop. Some samples of the
J leaf were sent to Geo. H. Williams of
the Territorial land office and are ex
hibited in h:s window. Hilo Tribune.
seme 200 fathoms of cha-fn and other
gear and returned to the wreck, sailing
out at 10 o'clock.